Gupta Named RMC’s Junior Volunteer of the Year



Junior Volunteer of the Year
Annika Gupta of Orangeburg

The members of the Regional Medical Center’s Junior Volunteer program recently named Annika Gupta the 2017 Junior Volunteer of the Year.

“The fact that I got to work with so many different areas in the hospital opened up my eyes on how much goes into keeping a hospital running,” said Gupta. “I grew up here, so volunteering was an opportunity to give back to my community.”

Gupta, who lives in Orangeburg, joined RMC’s Auxiliary Junior Volunteer program in June of 2014, and served 264 hours at RMC. Her duties include assisting staff members with stocking items in supply closets, organizing/uploading patient charts in the system and offering refreshments to patients. She has worked in Nursing Units, the Volunteer Office, Human Resources, Healthplex and the Main Lobby Information Desk.

Junior Volunteer Officers 2017-2018 include, from left to right, Jordan Darby, treasurer; Shivani Patel, secretary; Hardi Parmar, vice president; and Megan Adams, president.
Previously, Gupta has served as secretary and vice-president of RMC’s Junior Volunteer program. Gupta is the daughter of Drs. Avinash and Sangeeta Gupta.

Gupta graduated from the Orangeburg Preparatory Schools in May, and will attend the University of South Carolina Honors College in the fall. Gupta plans to major in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology. Her career goal is to become an ophthalmologist.

Gupta was a member and an officer of a number of student organizations, including National Honor Society, National Youth Leadership Forum, Student Council and Key Club. Gupta also was a varsity athlete in tennis and bowling. Outside of school she enjoys dancing and graphic design.

In addition to naming Junior Volunteer of the Year, the 2017-2018 Junior Volunteer officers of the Regional Medical Center were recently installed at their annual service awards program. The officers for coming year are Jordan Darby, treasurer; Shivani Patel, secretary; Hardi Parmar, vice president and Megan Adams, president.

The Volunteer Services Department of RMC was established in 1970 to offer an extra dimension of care and service to patients, their families and visitors, as well as to provide supportive services for the facility’s staff. The RMC Auxiliary, which includes adult and junior volunteers, represents a large cross section of the community.

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